Wells Fargo Championship (Eagle Point) – Fantasy Golfanac

Course Details

Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, North Carolina
7,409 yards – Par 72 – Bentgrass Greens
Tom Fazio Design

Tournament Angles

#1 Long Courses
#2 Bentgrass Greens
#3 Par 72 Courses

Previous Winners

2016: James Hahn -9 over Roberto Castro in a playoff
2015: Rory McIlroy -21 over Patrick Rodgers -14
2014: J.B. Holmes -14 over Jim Furyk -13
2013: Derek Ernst -8 over David Lynn in a playoff
2012: Rickie Fowler over Rory McIlroy, D.A. Points in a playoff
2011: Lucas Glover -15 over Jonathan Byrd in a playoff
2010: Rory McIlroy -15 over Phil Mickelson -11

54-Hole Leaders

2016: Rickie Fowler -9
2015: Rory McIlroy -18
2014: J.B. Holmes -13
2013: Phil Mickelson, Nick Watney -8
2012: Webb Simpson -14
2011: Jonathan Byrd -15
2010: Billy Mayfair -9

36-Hole Leaders

2016: Andrew Loupe -8
2015: Webb Simpson, Robert Streb -10
2014: Martin Flores, Angel Cabrera -9
2013: Phil Mickelson -9
2012: Nick Watney -12
2011: Pat Perez -12
2010: Billy Mayfair -8

Important Interview Quotes

The 2012 U.S. Open champion is a resident and member at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., which is home to the PGA Tour’s Wells Fargo Championship.

But he also became a member at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, N.C., about 10 years ago and takes an annual buddy trip to the area and course. – 2017, myrtlebeachonline.com

Carl Pettersson is a member at Eagle Point and recently said players would be impressed with the conditioning of the Tom Fazio-designed layout.

In a recent scouting trip to Eagle Point, Hudson Swafford said the condition of the course could only be compared to Augusta National.

“It’s a great golf course and fun to play,” said Harris English, who joined Swafford, Brian Harman and Patton Kizzire for a two-day practice session last week. “There’s not a blade of grass out of place. It made me want to stay longer than two days.” -2017, GolfChannel.com

Torrential rain Monday washed out many bunkers at Eagle Point Golf Club just days before the start of the Wells Fargo Championship.

Course maintenance workers spent Tuesday fixing the damage.

Eagle Point officials said that the setback will not stop them from having the course ready for the start of the tournament. – 2017, WECT.com

Since its inception, Eagle Point has been a popular hangout for a number of PGA Tour professionals including Webb Simpson, Bill Haas and Carl Pettersson — who owns the Eagle Point course record of 62 in a round that included a par on No. 18.

“We want the tour players and Wells Fargo to enjoy Wilmington and enjoy Eagle Point,” said Anderson. “We may add a tee box or two, but we are not going to go crazy and add 6-10 tee boxes and make it 7,800 yards. We want the tour player to have fun here. We are always trying to improve, always trying to make things better, but this is only a one-year deal.” -2017, GolfNorthCarolina.com

In preparation for the tournament, we overseeded the course with rye grass and added nearly 500 yards, exceeding 7,400 in total yardage for the par-72 layout. Marsh Benson, who served as superintendent of Augusta National for 27 years, guided various aesthetic improvements. -2017, EaglePoint.Golf

Tournament Notes

2017: Due to the regular host venue (Quail Hollow) hosting the PGA Championship, the event is being moved to Eagle Point Golf Club for one year. It will return to Quail Hollow in 2018.

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